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Power rich, yet weak on power front

As the state goes to the third Assembly polls on January 30, the most controversial and most important issue for the state remains the development of its hydroelectric potential.

Although most of the political parties talk of building the hydroelectric potential keeping in view the environmental concerns, the two parties, the BJP and the Congress, that ruled the state for the past more than 11 years failed to evolve a power policy. More than six agitations all across the hilly areas of the state were organised against the construction of such hydroelectric projects. [more]